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MS DOS Commands for beginners

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MS DOS Commands for beginners

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   ADDUSERS :- Add or list users to/from a CSV file
   ADmodcmd :- Active Directory Bulk Modify
   ARP      :- Address Resolution Protocol
   ASSOC    :- Change file extension associations•
   ASSOCIAT :- One step file association
   ATTRIB   :- Change file attributes
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   BCDBOOT  :- Create or repair a system partition
   BOOTCFG  :- Edit Windows boot settings
   BROWSTAT :- Get domain, browser and PDC info
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   CACLS    :- Change file permissions
   CALL     :- Call one batch program from another•
   CD       :- Change Directory - move to a specific Folder•
   CHANGE   :- Change Terminal Server Session properties
   CHKDSK   :- Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
   CHKNTFS  :- Check the NTFS file system
   CHOICE   :- Accept keyboard input to a batch file
   CIPHER   :- Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
   CleanMgr :- Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
   CLEARMEM :- Clear memory leaks
   CLIP     :- Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
   CLS      :- Clear the screen•
   CLUSTER  :- Windows Clustering
   CMD      :- Start a new CMD shell
   CMDKEY   :- Manage stored usernames/passwords
   COLOR    :- Change colors of the CMD window•
   COMP     :- Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
   COMPACT  :- Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
   COMPRESS :- Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
   CON2PRT  :- Connect or disconnect a Printer
   CONVERT  :- Convert a FAT drive to NTFS.
   COPY     :- Copy one or more files to another location•
   CSCcmd   :- Client-side caching (Offline Files)
   CSVDE    :- Import or Export Active Directory data 
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   DATE     :- Display or set the date•
   DEFRAG   :- Defragment hard drive
   DEL      :- Delete one or more files•
   DELPROF  :- Delete NT user profiles
   DELTREE  :- Delete a folder and all subfolders
   DevCon   :- Device Manager Command Line Utility 
   DIR      :- Display a list of files and folders•
   DIRUSE   :- Display disk usage
   DISKCOMP :- Compare the contents of two floppy disks
   DISKCOPY :- Copy the contents of one floppy disk to another
   DISKPART :- Disk Administration
   DNSSTAT  :- DNS Statistics
   DOSKEY   :- Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
   DSACLs   :- Active Directory ACLs
   DSAdd    :- Add items to active directory (user group computer) 
   DSGet    :- View items in active directory (user group computer)
   DSQuery  :- Search for items in active directory (user group computer)
   DSMod    :- Modify items in active directory (user group computer)
   DSMove   :- Move an Active directory Object
   DSRM     :- Remove items from Active Directory
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   ECHO     :- Display message on screen•
   ENDLOCAL :- End localisation of environment changes in a batch file•
   ERASE    :- Delete one or more files•
   EVENTCREATE :- Add a message to the Windows event log
   EXIT        :- Quit the current script/routine and set an errorlevel•
   EXPAND   :- Uncompress files
   EXTRACT  :- Uncompress CAB files
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   FC       :- Compare two files
   FIND     :- Search for a text string in a file
   FINDSTR  :- Search for strings in files
   FOR /F   :- Loop command: against a set of files•
   FOR /F   :- Loop command: against the results of another command•
   FOR      :- Loop command: all options Files, Directory, List•
   FORFILES :- Batch process multiple files
   FORMAT   :- Format a disk
   FREEDISK :- Check free disk space (in bytes)
   FSUTIL   :- File and Volume utilities
   FTP      :- File Transfer Protocol
   FTYPE    :- Display or modify file types used in file extension associations•
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   GLOBAL   :- Display membership of global groups
   GOTO     :- Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line•
   GPUPDATE :- Update Group Policy settings
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   HELP     :- Online Help
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   iCACLS   :- Change file and folder permissions
   IF       :- Conditionally perform a command•
   IFMEMBER :- Is the current user in an NT Workgroup
   IPCONFIG :- Configure IP
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   KILL     :- Remove a program from memory
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   LABEL    :- Edit a disk label
   LOCAL    :- Display membership of local groups
   LOGEVENT :- Write text to the NT event viewer
   LOGMAN   :- Manage Performance Monitor
   LOGOFF   :- Log a user off
   LOGTIME  :- Log the date and time in a file
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   MAPISEND :- Send email from the command line
   MBSAcli  :- Baseline Security Analyzer. 
   MEM      :- Display memory usage
   MD       :- Create new folders•
   MKLINK   :- Create a symbolic link (linkd)
   MODE     :- Configure a system device
   MORE     :- Display output, one screen at a time
   MOUNTVOL :- Manage a volume mount point
   MOVE     :- Move files from one folder to another•
   MOVEUSER :- Move a user from one domain to another
   MSG      :- Send a message
   MSIEXEC  :- Microsoft Windows Installer
   MSINFO   :- Windows NT diagnostics
   MSTSC    :- Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)
   MV       :- Copy in-use files
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   NET      :- Manage network resources
   NETDOM   :- Domain Manager
   NETSH    :- Configure Network Interfaces, Windows Firewall & Remote access
   NETSVC   :- Command-line Service Controller
   NBTSTAT  :- Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
   NETSTAT  :- Display networking statistics (TCP/IP)
   NOW      :- Display the current Date and Time 
   NSLOOKUP :- Name server lookup
   NTBACKUP :- Backup folders to tape
   NTRIGHTS :- Edit user account rights
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   OPENFILES :- Query or display open files
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   PATH     :- Display or set a search path for executable files•
   PATHPING :- Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
   PAUSE    :- Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message•
   PERMS    :- Show permissions for a user
   PERFMON  :- Performance Monitor
   PING     :- Test a network connection
   POPD     :- Restore the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD•
   PORTQRY  :- Display the status of ports and services
   POWERCFG :- Configure power settings
   PRINT    :- Print a text file
   PRINTBRM :- Print queue Backup/Recovery
   PRNCNFG  :- Display, configure or rename a printer
   PRNMNGR  :- Add, delete, list printers set the default printer
   PROMPT   :- Change the command prompt•
   PsExec   :- Execute process remotely
   PsFile   :- Show files opened remotely
   PsGetSid :- Display the SID of a computer or a user
   PsInfo   :- List information about a system
   PsKill   :- Kill processes by name or process ID
   PsList   :- List detailed information about processes
   PsLoggedOn :- Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing)
   PsLogList  :- Event log records
   PsPasswd   :- Change account password
   PsService  :- View and control services
   PsShutdown :- Shutdown or reboot a computer
   PsSuspend  :- Suspend processes
   PUSHD      :- Save and then change the current directory•
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   QGREP      :- Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern.
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   RASDIAL    :- Manage RAS connections
   RASPHONE   :- Manage RAS connections
   RECOVER    :- Recover a damaged file from a defective disk.
   REG        :- Registry: Read, Set, Export, Delete keys and values
   REGEDIT    :- Import or export registry settings
   REGSVR32   :- Register or unregister a DLL
   REGINI     :- Change Registry Permissions
   REM        :- Record comments (remarks) in a batch file•
   REN        :- Rename a file or files•
   REPLACE    :- Replace or update one file with another
   RD         :- Delete folder(s)•
   RMTSHARE   :- Share a folder or a printer
   ROBOCOPY   :- Robust File and Folder Copy
   ROUTE      :- Manipulate network routing tables
   RUN        :- Start | RUN commands
   RUNAS      :- Execute a program under a different user account
   RUNDLL32   :- Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)
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   SC         :- Service Control
   SCHTASKS   :- Schedule a command to run at a specific time
   SCLIST     :- Display NT Services
   SET        :- Display, set, or remove environment variables•
   SETLOCAL   :- Control the visibility of environment variables•
   SETX       :- Set environment variables permanently
   SFC        :- System File Checker 
   SHARE      :- List or edit a file share or print share
   SHIFT      :- Shift the position of replaceable parameters in a batch file•
   SHORTCUT   :- Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)
   SHOWGRPS   :- List the NT Workgroups a user has joined
   SHOWMBRS   :- List the Users who are members of a Workgroup
   SHUTDOWN   :- Shutdown the computer
   SLEEP      :- Wait for x seconds
   SLMGR      :- Software Licensing Management (Vista/2008)
   SOON       :- Schedule a command to run in the near future
   SORT       :- Sort input
   START      :- Start a program or command in a separate window•
   SU         :- Switch User
   SUBINACL   :- Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
   SUBST      :- Associate a path with a drive letter
   SYSTEMINFO :- List system configuration
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   TASKLIST   :- List running applications and services
   TASKKILL   :- Remove a running process from memory
   TIME       :- Display or set the system time•
   TIMEOUT    :- Delay processing of a batch file
   TITLE      :- Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session•
   TLIST      :- Task list with full path
   TOUCH      :- Change file timestamps    
   TRACERT    :- Trace route to a remote host
   TREE       :- Graphical display of folder structure
   TSSHUTDN   :- Remotely shut down or reboot a terminal server
   TYPE       :- Display the contents of a text file•
   TypePerf   :- Write performance data to a log file
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   USRSTAT    :- List domain usernames and last login
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   VER        :- Display version information•
   VERIFY     :- Verify that files have been saved•
   VOL        :- Display a disk label•
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   WHERE      :- Locate and display files in a directory tree
   WHOAMI     :- Output the current UserName and domain
   WINDIFF    :- Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
   WINMSD     :- Windows system diagnostics
   WINMSDP    :- Windows system diagnostics II
   WINRM      :- Windows Remote Management
   WINRS      :- Windows Remote Shell
   WMIC       :- WMI Commands
   WUAUCLT    :- Windows Update
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   XCACLS     :- Change file and folder permissions
   XCOPY      :- Copy files and folders
   ::         :- Comment / Remark•

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